Monthly Archive for August, 2008

Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop To Lead Philharmonic in Four Concerts

Broadway World – New York,NY,USA

The charismatic Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director lands a prestigious guest-conducting slot in the Big Apple, with a Chopin wunderkind in tow…

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Chopin in the Gaming World:

MOVIE: Eternal Sonata (aka Trusty Bell: Chopin’s Dream) (PS3)

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The Chopin-inspired video game Eternal Sonata gets its own movie trailer in Japan (we think)…

Chopin in the Blogosphere:

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Chopin Project Artistic Director Arthur Greene calls Chopin’s last nocturne a curious, but moving, work:

“It is rarely played.  Its absolute simplicity of texture may lead performers to experiment with ornamentation, but I believe that it is an expression of

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Chopin in the News:

Bank commercial angers political party

Thenews.pl – Warsaw,Poland

Thin skin in Polish politics, and Chopin supplies the soundtrack…

Opposition politicians are outraged at a TV commercial, complaining that a bank manager character is clearly an attack …

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Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

Martha Argerich: The Collection 1

Musical Criticism – London,UK

High words of praise for a remastered and reissued series of Martha Argerich’s original sides for DG – presented in chronological order, dating back to her

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Chopin on the Web:

Learn to play Funeral March by Frederic Chopin

http://www.songpond.com/songs/funeral-march

From a new site called Songpond (“where you learn to play your favorite songs”), they invite you to subscribe and learn to play a Chopin favorite via

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Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

Another Round of Nielsen and a Hunt Lieberson Encore

New York Times – United States

A roundup of reviews by Times music critics includes a glowing account of pianist Alexander Tharaud‘s unique and dynamic

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Chopin News, Reviews, Healings, and Feelings:

FROM LEARNING TO KNOWING

Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India

A very different kind of recital review from Calcutta, that connects Chopin with ’70s crooner Morris Albert: “When singing in public from little slips of paper

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Chopin News, Reviews, and Passing Asides:

The Good Daughter

New York Times – United States

New York Times magazine Q & A with author Amy Tan, prompted by her first foray into opera — Tan wrote wrote the libretto

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Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:


Recordings show the strengths and weaknesses of Kissin

Fresno Bee (subscription) – Fresno,CA,USA

Reissue on Brilliant Classics of Evgeny Kissin’s early Russian recordings get mixed reviews, but his Chopin concertos earn top marks:

Evgeny Kissin, …

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The Philadelphia Orchestra launches its 43rd summer season in Saratoga Springs. Bravos for the Beethoven, but the orchestra's reading of a Chopin concerto with Emanuel Ax is in need of some Posturpedic treatment...

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Chopin in the News:

Fliter approaches piano with a bit of an attitude

Chicago Sun-Times – United States

Review of Ravinia Festival debut of Gilmore Prize-winning pianist Ingrid Fliter.   Her Chopin didn’t come until the very end

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Did Chopin have cystic fibrosis? A Iowa newspaper thinks his heart should be left undisturbed...

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Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

Frederic Chopin Museum, Warsaw

Italians to design Warsaw’s Chopin Museum

Polish Radio External Service – Poland

Listen to the Audio report from Polish Radio: New Chopin Museum

“In 2010, the Chopin birth bicentenary year, Warsaw is to have a

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Chopin News & Previews:

 

Lang Lang: Virtuoso pianist or ‘flashy’ showman?

Independent – London,England,UK

A preview of the celebrity and controversy surrounding Lang Lang, as he prepares to perform at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Tiannenmen Square on

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Chopin Videos:

PCH: Positively Chopin Highway

By Sundroid(Sundroid)

Sun, fun, and Chopin…

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Chopin music in Duszniki spa

Polish Radio External Service – Poland

News of the opening of the International Chopin Piano Festival in the Polish spa town of Duszniki, tucked in the southwestern corner of the country.   The Festival opens

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